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The goal of the Contrails project is to help preserve and disseminate the technical record of 20th century aerospace research, highlighting in particular the research endeavors of the Illinois Tech community.

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Effect of Inclusions as Measured by Ultrasonic Methods on the Mechanical Properties of Aircraft Quality Steel

Author(s): Carter, C. J.; Cellitti, R. A.; Abar, J. W.
Corporate Author: International Harvester Co Chicago IL Mfg Research
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-01
Report Number: AFML TR 68-303
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Length Optimization for Constrained Viscoelastic Layer Damping

Author(s): Plunkett, R.; Lee, C. T.

Lee, C. T.
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-07
Report Number: AFML TR 68-376
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Silicon Carbide Whisker-Metal Matrix Composites

Author(s): Divecha, Amarnath P.; Lare, Paul J.; Hahn, Henry
Corporate Author: Melpar Falls Church VA
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-05
Report Number: AFML TR 69-7
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Fatigue, Creep, and Stress-Rupture Properties of Several Super Alloys

Author(s): Blatherwick, Allan A.; Cers, Austris E.
Corporate Author: Minnesota Univ Minneapolis Dept Of Aeronautics And Engineering Mechanics
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-01
Report Number: AFML TR 69-12
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Strengthening of Titanium Alloys by Shock Deformation

Author(s): Greedis, John F.; Koul, M. Kishen
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-02
Report Number: AFML TR 69-14
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Corrosion Cracking of Metallic Materials

Author(s): Fontana, Mars G.
Corporate Author: Ohio State Univ Columbus Dept Of Metallurgical Engineering
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-02
Report Number: AFML TR 69-16
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Thermally Activated Deformation in Alpha Titanium

Author(s): Gegel, H. L.; Duvall, T.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-04
Report Number: AFML TR 69-59
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Behavior Study of Sapphire Wool Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Composites

Author(s): Mehan, R. L.; Jakas, R.
Corporate Author: General Electric Co Philadelphia PA Missile And Space Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-03
Report Number: AFML TR 69-62
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Dynamic Behavior of Metals Under Tensile Impact. Part II: Annealed and Cold Worked Materials.

Author(s): Schultz, Albert B.
Corporate Author: Illinois Univ At Chicago Circle Dept Of Materials Engineering
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-06
Report Number: AFML TR 69-76 Part 2
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A Continuing Systematic Program On Tables Of Thermophysical Properties Of Materials

Author(s): Ho, C. Y.
Corporate Author: Thermophysical And Electronic Properties Information Analysis Center Lafayette IN
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-04
Report Number: AFML TR 69-79
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Stability Characterization of Refractory Materials Under High Velocity Atmospheric Flight Conditions. Part 3. Volume 1. Experimental Results of Low Velocity Cold Gas/Hot Wall Tests

Author(s): Kaufman, Larry; Nesor, Harvey
Corporate Author: ManLabs Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-84 Part 3 Volume 1
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Stability Characterization of Refractory Materials Under High Velocity Atmospheric Flight Conditions. Part 3. Volume 2. Experimental Results of High Velocity Cold Gas/Hot Wall Test

Author(s): Kaufman, Larry; Nesor, Harvey; Perkins, Roger
Corporate Author: ManLabs Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-84 Part 3 Volume 2
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Relationship of Structure to Strength in Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Breedis, John F.; Koul, M. Kishen
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Inst Of Tech Cambridge
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-06
Report Number: AFML TR 69-236
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Thermodynamics of Titanium Alloys. II. The Titanium-Aluminum System.

Author(s): Usell, R. J. Hoch, M.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-248 Part 2
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Thermodynamics of Titanium Alloys. III. The Titanium-Molybdenum System.

Author(s): Hoch, M.; Viswanathan, R.
Corporate Author: University of Cincinnati
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-248 Part 3
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Development of Carbide-Strengthened Niobium Alloys. Part I. Molybdenum in Niobium-Carbon Alloys.

Author(s): Ostermann, F.; Kibbey, E. E.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-10
Report Number: AFML TR 69-259 Part 1
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Tensile Properties of Beryllium at High Strain Rates and Temperatures

Author(s): Schierloh, F. L.; Babcock, S. G.
Corporate Author: General Motors Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-10
Report Number: AFML TR 69-273
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The Evaluation of the Mechanical Behavior of Metal Matrix Composites Reinforced with SiC-Coated, Boron Fibers. Volume II. Appendices.

Author(s): Long, James R.
Corporate Author: Harvey Engineering Laboratories
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-11
Report Number: AFML TR 69-291 Volume 2
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Research on Deformation and Possible Strengthening Mechanisms for Solid Solution Phases of Titanium.

Author(s): Cass, Thomas R.; Spencer, William R.
Corporate Author: Martin Marietta Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-293
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Phase Stability and Solution Strengthening of Solid Solution Phase Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Ho, J. C.; Gehlen, P. C.; Collings, E. W.; Jaffee, R. I.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-09
Report Number: AFML TR 70-1
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Stability Characterization of Refractory Materials under High Velocity Atmospheric Flight Conditions. Part IV. Volume II. Calculation of the General Surface Reaction Problem.

Author(s): Bernstein, Harold; Baron, Judson R.
Corporate Author: ManLabs Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-84 Part 4 Volume 2
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Orientation of Small Diameter Discontinuous Reinforcements for Structural Composites


Corporate Author: Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-11
Report Number: AFML TR 69-288
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Stability Characterization of Refractory Materials under High Velocity Atmospheric Flight Conditions. Part 4. Volume 1. Theoretical Correlation of Material Performance with Stream Conditions

Author(s): Kaufman, Larry; Nesor, Harvey; Bernstein, Harold; Baron, Judson R.
Corporate Author: ManLabs Inc.
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1969-12
Report Number: AFML TR 69-84 Part 4 Volume 1
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Research on Exploratory Development of Nondestructive Methods for Crack Detection. Part III.

Author(s): Schroeer, Rudi M.
Corporate Author: Arvin Systems Inc Dayton OH
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-03
Report Number: AFML TR 67-167 Part 3
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Investigation of Advanced Filament Wound Aircraft Landing Gear Structures

Author(s): Yurenka, Steven
Corporate Author: McDonnell Douglas Corp Long Beach CA Douglas Aircraft Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-01
Report Number: AFML TR 69-229
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An Improved Process for the Working of Welded Titanium Alloy Tubing

Author(s): Huber, R. F.; Loewenstein, P.
Corporate Author: Whittaker Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-02
Report Number: AFML TR 69-333
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Mechanical Properties, Including Fracture Toughness and Fatigue, Corrosion Characteristics and Fatigue-Crack Propagation Rates of Stress-Relieved Aluminum Alloy Hand Forgings

Author(s): Brownhill, D. J.; Babilon, C. F.; Nordmark, G. E.; Sprowls, D. O.
Corporate Author: Aluminum Co Of America Alcoa Center PA Alcoa Labs
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-02
Report Number: AFML TR 70-10
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Thermo-Mechanical Strengthening of High-Strength Titanium Alloys

Author(s): Greenfield, M. A.; Margolin, H.
Corporate Author: New York Univ NY Engineering Research Div
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-04
Report Number: AFML TR 70-43
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High Resolution Chemical Ionization Mass Spectroscopy

Author(s): Futrell, Jean H.
Corporate Author: Utah Univ Salt Lake City Dept Of Chemistry
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-05
Report Number: AFML TR 70-65
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Spatial Decay in the Response of Damped Periodic Structures, Part II.

Author(s): Y. K. Lin and R. Vaicaitis
Corporate Author: University of Illinois
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-08
Report Number: AFML TR 69-308 Part 2
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Propagation of Flexural Waves in Infinite, Damped Rib-Skin Structures

Author(s): D. J. Mead and G. Sen Gupta
Corporate Author: University of Southampton
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-01
Report Number: AFML TR 70-13
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Free-Wave Propagation in Periodically-Supported, Infinite Beams

Author(s): D. J. Mead
Corporate Author: University of Southampton
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-01
Report Number: AFML TR 70-14
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A Study of the Effectiveness of Selected Aniwear Additives in Synthetic Esters

Author(s): Kenneth A. Davis, Major, USAF
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1970-07
Report Number: AFML TR 69-301
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New and Refined Nondestructive Techniques for Graphite Billets and Shapes

Author(s): A. E. Oaks
Corporate Author: General Electric Company
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1971-07
Report Number: AFML TR 70-212 Part 2
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Exploratory Development on Advanced Fluids and Lubricants in Extreme Environments by Mechanical Characterization, Part III.

Author(s): D. R. Wilson
Corporate Author: Midwest Research Institute
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1972-01
Report Number: AFML TR 70-32 Part 3
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Corrosion Fatigue Crack Growth in Aircraft Structural Materials

Author(s): L. R. Hall; R. W. Finger; W. F. Spurr
Corporate Author: Boeing Aerospace Company
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-09
Report Number: AFML TR 73-204
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US/Australia Collaborative Research Project on Corrosion Fatigue in D6AC Steel Joints

Author(s): C. L. Harmsworth; D. S. Kemsley; J. M. Finney
Corporate Author: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1978-12
Report Number: AFML TR 78-150
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High Temperature Protective Coatings for Graphite

Author(s): J. M. Criscione, R. A. Mercuri, E. P. Schram, A. W. Smith and H. F. Volk
Corporate Author: Union Carbide Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-01
Report Number: ML-TDR-64-173 Part II
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Development of an Alignment and Measuring System for Large Aerospace Vehicles: Volume I

Author(s): Mark Steinhacker
Corporate Author: Kollsman Instrument Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-08
Report Number: AFML-TR-67-255 Volume I
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Improved Graphite Material for High-Temperature Aerospace Use: Volume I. Research and Development for Improved Graphite Materials


Corporate Author: Union Carbide Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Report Number: ML TDR 64-125 Volume I
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Coated Refractory Metal Emittance Specimens

Author(s): H. W. Leavenworth, Jr., E. A. Schatz, M. E. Browning and F. J. Dunkerly
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-08
Report Number: ML TDR 64-148
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High Temperature Protective Coatings for Graphite

Author(s): J. M. Criscione, R. A. Mercuri, E. P. Schram, A. W. Smith and H. F. Volk
Corporate Author: Union Carbide Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-12
Report Number: ML TDR 64-173 Part I
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A Corrugated Addition for Increased Damping in Flexure

Author(s): P. J. Torvik and B. J. Lazan
Corporate Author: University of Minnesota
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-01
Report Number: AFML TR 64-373
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The Primary Working of Refractory Metals

Author(s): D. R. Carnahan and V. DePierre
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Air Force Materials Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-11
Report Number: AFML TR 64-387
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Development of a Powder and/or Gas Cementation Process for Coating Molybdenum Alloys for High Temperature Protection

Author(s): W. Nyack
Corporate Author: Chromalloy Corporation
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-06
Report Number: ML TDR 64-74
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Collisions of Liquid Drops with Liquids: Part III: Impact Cratering in the Hypervelocity Range

Author(s): Olive G. Engel
Corporate Author: National Bureau of Standards
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1966-06
Report Number: WADD TR 60-475 Part III
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A Stress Intensity Factor Calibration for Corner Flaws at an Open Hole

Author(s): Johnny R. Snow
Corporate Author: Metals and Behavior Branch, Metals and Ceramics Division
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1975-05
Report Number: AFML-TR-74-282
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Development of Improved Solders for Electronic Reliability

Author(s): M. C. Denlinger; R. W. Korb; V. F. Lardenoit
Corporate Author: Hughes Aircraft Company
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1977-06
Report Number: AFML TR 77-93
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Effects Of Composite Interfaces On Mechanical Properties

Author(s): Clark, Arthur B.
Corporate Author: Astro Research Corp Carpinteria CA
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1967-12-28
Report Number: AFML TR 68-43
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Titanium Structural Sections Produced By Roll Bonding On Bar Mills

Author(s): Newcomer, Robert E.
Corporate Author: Mcdonnell Aircraft Co St Louis MO
Laboratory: Air Force Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1968-09-30
Report Number: AFML TR 68-240
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